Why You should Stop Trusting your boyfriend/Girlfriend and use condoms
The rate at which people trust their partners in these journey of relationship is increasingly popular. People have thrown caution to the wind on an euphoria of “he is my boyfriend” or “she is my girlfriend”. In this article I will explain to you why you should do away with that belief and protect yourself.
But before I go on. Listen to this:
A 23 year old student presented with complaints of itching in the vaginal, pain in the lower abdomen, whitish vaginal discharge, and abnormal vaginal odor. I diagnosed her of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, to rule out other sexually transmitted infections. If you don’t know what Vulvovaginal Candidiasis and PID are, just know that they are sexually transmitted infections. That is, they are diseases gotten through having unprotected intimacy. After clerking her, there was history of unprotected intercourse and multiple sexual partners. So when I asked her why she’s taking such a risky venture as to having unprotected intimacy, she replied “They are my boyfriends”. She said she has two boyfriends. By telling me “They are my boyfriends”, what she actually meant was that, she doesn’t need to protect herself since she only sleeps with her “boyfriends”.
Then I asked her, “how about your boyfriends, how many girlfriends do they have”?, she kept quiet. To cut the long story short, I counseled her, and tested her of the more dangerous STIs like the HIV and Hepatitis B. Luckily she was negative for the both…I advised her, and she accepted (hopefully). And I want to extend that advice here, hence the essence of this message.
Now here is the message:
There’s nothing like, “She is my girlfriend” or “he is my boyfriend”. If you are not both married, (even though marriage isn’t a guarantee, but at least…) please kindly protect yourself. You wouldn’t forgive yourself if you catch infections that are not curable but preventable. That’s a situation you wouldn’t wanna get yourself into. It’s not a happy experience. Life has no duplicate. Do not jeopardize your own. There are male and female condoms. So I he refuses to use male condom, use the female version, and vice versa. You need prioritise your life first. Do not make this mistake. I carry God beg you!